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Civil Rights

Charles Evers, October 1968

Charles Evers

His younger brother Medgar
was murdered five years before
Charles Evers was presented by
The Forum on October 9, 1968.
A leading advocate of nonviolent
social change, Evers took his
brother’s place as field secretary
of the NAACP in Mississippi.
A year after his Forum address
Evers was elected mayor of
Fayette, Mississippi —
the first African American
to hold elected office in the
state since Reconstruction.
He talked with students
at an informal reception
in Davies Center following
his lecture, Civil Rights:
Revolution and Aftermath.

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Edith Sampson   |  on the effects of domestic racism on American
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Carl Rowan  |  Asia, As I See It  3.3.55
Hodding Carter  |  Segregation  1.16.58
Martin Luther King, Jr.   |  Stride Toward Freedom  3.29.62
James W. Silver   |  Revolution in the Closed Society  12.8.65
James Farmer   |  The Civil Rights Revolution  11.1.67
Charles Evers   |  Civil Rights: Revolution and Aftermath  10.9.68
Julian Bond   |  The New Political Coalition  5.12.69
Jesse Jackson   |  Operation Breadbasket  2.15.70
Gloria Steinem + Flo Kennedy  |  Women's Liberation  4.19.71
Andrew Young   |  With Liberty and Justice  2.14.72
Ramona Ripston  1973–74
Maggie Kuhn   |  Let’s Get Out and Do Something About Injustice  10.24.78
Bella Abzug  |  Feminism and Activism  9.2.79
Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick  |  civil rights organizer and folksinger  10.16.80
Wil Campbell  |  activist   |  Living Humanly in Repressive Institutions  4.14.83
Stanley R. King  |  executive vice president of the National Association of Churches
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Coretta Scott King   |  The Legacy of Martin Luther King  2.15.84
Phyllis Schlafly + Sarah Weddington  |  in debate  3.3.87
Jesse G. Truvillion  |  civil rights leader   |  Diversity: A Moral Mandate  2.27.89
Mary Frances Berry   |  The Status of Civil Rights Today  3.28.90
Jesse G. Truvillion  |  The Civil Rights Movement: Dead or Alive?  1.21.91
Lerone Bennett  |  White History, Black History, and the American Dream  2.11.91
Charlayne Hunter-Gault   |  In My Place: The Struggle for Civil Rights in America 
Morton Downey, Jr. + Dave Pallone  |  The Gay Rights Debate  4.26.95
Nadine Strossen   |  Current Issues in Civil Liberties  10.15.96
Andrew Sullivan  |  The Politics of Homosexuality  2.3.00
James Meredith   |  Celebrating the Dream  2.15.01
Judy Richardson   |  Eyes on the Prize: The Civil Rights Movement and
Its Relevance to Modern America
Bobby Seale  |  Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party  2.12.04
Angela Davis   |  Punishment and Democracy   2.7.05
Gloria Steinem  |  The Longest Revolution  9.26.06
Michael Fedo  |  journalist and author of The Lynchings in Duluth   |
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Anthony D. Romero   |  Leadership: Stand Up for What You Believe In No Matter
What the Difficulty  2.7.08
Cathi Tactaquin  |  director of the National Network for Immigrant and
    Refugee Rights  |  Immigration and Race in the Global Era  3.3.09
Tim Wise  |  They Want Their Country Back  10.9.12
Jessica Valenti  |  Purity, Sexism and Activism  10.23.13
Angela Davis   |  How Gender, Race and Socioeconomic Status
    Define Equality for All  4.23.14
Sheryl WuDunn  |  Half the Sky: Female Equality  10.16.14